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Created on: 09/29/09 04:26 PM Views: 16967 Replies: 73
RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:06 AM

You all are flat out amazing remembering all these '65ish trivia!! Brings back those many memories of all day Saturdays jumping from the Pheil, to the Roxy, State, Florida and Cameo theatres to catch every horror, space-fiction, cowboy movie possible.

South Pasadena : Who in our class went on to run the soft serve near the corner of Gulfport Blvd and Pasadena Ave? Never missed it coming back from the beach.
                   What was the name of the drive in located just behind that soft serve location?
                                What locally famous restaurant occupied that same corner once?
Pinellas Park: A famous fisherman owned the original seafood restaurant at 7000 US19. He sponsored fund raisers for Sheriff's Boys Ranch at the same location featuring an outdoor stage and local talent and of course his wonderful sea food. Who was it or what was the name of the restaurant?

A grocery store on 62nd Ave N & 9th Street liberated me at a young age from my parents strict rearing. Still there it is Winn Dixie.
Many of my fondest memories were the events that I was so privileged to have participated in - all because I love music. The NEHI band was the largest marching band possibly in Florida at the time - the Cream Band and the Scarlet Band would join forces at football games and street parades and all of our "comrades" would join street-side singing that delightful NEHI contribution to humanity - "BIOYA, BIOYA, B-I-O-Y-A, BIOYA, BIOYA, B-I-O-Y-A!!

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Sunday, June 6, 2010 02:25 PM

sky view, leverocks

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Monday, June 7, 2010 10:18 AM

     Danny Helou worked in the soft serve icecream place in front of the Skyview. His parents and he owned it. That corner of Pasadena has quite a history of businesses and years ago my parents took us to Louis Pappas (on that corner) and that is where I first met the Pappas family. In 1990's I was in a band called The Satellites and we played in Louis Pappas in Tarpon Springs (special Blues Brothers Show). The elder Louis remembered my parents who had frequented the restaurant at least once every two weeks until my mother passed.

       Were the "Big Show" talent shows put on at NEHI or was that a misplaced memory from Lealman Junior High?? I always remember Lola Gibson singing and dancing through "Whatever Lola wants Lola Gets". (She'll probably kill me for bringing that up - she's in Real Estate now I think.)

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Thursday, January 6, 2011 06:33 PM

For those of you who remember "Slim" there was a big article about him in the St. Pete Times, Floridian section, Sun.  Jan. 2nd. He was a scary character with an interesting background

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:23 AM

the big shows were put on at Lealmon. they were produced by teacher Stacey R. Osley who took great pride in the fact that his initials were SRO a term used in theater for 'Standing Room Only'. I know this because my mother was in charge of the dancing and every year I had to be in one of the dance routines.

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:31 AM

now, another past recolection; remember the yellow dots we would find on the cars in the mornings after they sprayed for fruit flies, or the mosquito trucks that would go up and down the streets and smoke out the neighborhood and the idiots among us, me included, would ride our bikes behind until we got sick? 

 how about another trivia question: on 22nd ave. there was a junk yard called RSVP do you remember what that stood for.

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 08:43 PM

well, over 100 looks and over 3 weeks and no takers or responders;                                                                                              

Repair Service Vehicle Parts

OK try this; on what street corner was McMillan's drug store, (hint) Knights of Columbus I think  was across the street

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 03:41 PM
McMillian's was on 16th Street and 30th Avenue. The Moose Lodge was across the street, . It was a block from Lester's Drive In. In December 1964 I was waiting for a bus in front of the drug store to Disston when Rex Bennett "picked me up". We went Frishes on 34th Street and ?? 28th for a coke and that was the start of it all.

What did the Moose Lodge become in the 70's & early 80's? and what was the name? What was the name of the Steak House on 16th Street and 7th Ave or so?
Edited 11/28/11 04:00 PM
RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 04:08 PM
If my dad was still alive he'd known. As a mechanic in St Pete all his life, he knew them well. They rebuilt the motor of my little 1973 Dodge Dart in 1985 after my son cracked the block in it. Loved that car.
RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 06:24 PM

It wasn't a moose lodge my dad was a moose and I played for them in little league. it was like 'selma grotto' or some other lodge. the steak house was Moocks Tavern which relocated to pinellas park later. thanks for responding and for posing questions. I like waking up my memory and having help on the things that I forgot. i wish other people would pose some questions even if they don't know the answer because someone out there might and before long this would be like facebook only educational kind of an anti alzeimer site

here's one that I can't remember, what was the name of that motel that was north east of the Vinoy kind of where they have all the events now (rib fest, battle of the bands,etc)

RE: St Pete in the 50s & 60s
Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:10 AM
Finally, one I know the answer to. It was the Edgewater Beach Motel.

Marcia (Walter) Turner
Reunion Committee

RE: St Pete
Posted Saturday, October 13, 2012 05:46 PM

Sorry, I know I'm really late to the party...

2. Definitely, Captain Mac.  His real name was Burl McCarthy.  Also, at that time were the Ernie Lee Show ("Put on the coffepot, Jeanie, I'm comin' home."), and the Herman Orange Band Weiner Show.  I was a guest on these shows, many times.  I suppose it was my star power they were after for a ratings boost.  Mary Ellen and the Popeye Club came later, and the star of that show was Poop Deck.  We loved it when he crapped down her easel.

6. Bob Hoffa (or Hoffer) - he put out a flyer each week with the Top Forty listed.  When he would spin platters at a dance, his wife would serve as the chaperone.  Can anyone name her?

10. The El Dorados.  The event was officially called the El Dorado Showcase, but we would always refer to it as the Joker Club.  Later, when other bands began playing there, it became Big Moose's showcase.  The Mark V's played there frequently.  Donny Vossburg played drums in that band.  Can you name the other members? (Hint - they all went to NEHI).

12. I slept the sleep of the innocent in the early 60's, so I heard nothing.

Okay, these were easy.  Now, can anyone tell me where my keys are?  Oh, and that lady who lives in my house, and claims to be my wife, is bringing me my medications, so I've got to go.  Does anyone know her name.



Posted Monday, November 5, 2012 05:04 PM

The popular cologne back then was Ambush for girls and Canoe for guys. Remember British Sterling and the ad with the girl on the horse bringing her man British Sterling on a tray. Brut was also popular and English Leather. What was the men's cologne with an Island name whose bottle had like a crossed weaved  hemp? design on the outside. and of course Old Spice. What were some others. Girls, I can only remember Ambush because it ambushed me.

RE: St Pete
Posted Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:25 AM


I know you are a good friend of Barbara Bartlett.  We have become really good friends again since Jody passed away.  I have a question that maybe you can help me with.  I do not know who to ask.  I was getting the birthday announcements frequently and I would click on a name and it would take me to their site.  Now, all of a sudden, I only get the picture of the 45th class reunion.  I do not believe I did anything differently.  Do you have any idea how I can get back to where it was?  My email address is  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks!!!

Linda Reedman Mudryk

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